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  1. [noun] the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    Synonyms: freezing

  2. [noun] weather cold enough to cause freezing
    Synonyms: frost

  3. [noun] an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
    Synonyms: halt

  4. [noun] fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"

  5. [verb] change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"

  6. [verb] stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
    Synonyms: stop dead

  7. [verb] be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

  8. [verb] cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"

  9. [verb] stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
    Synonyms: suspend

  10. [verb] be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

  11. [verb] change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
    Synonyms: out, down

  12. [verb] prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
    Synonyms: block, immobilize, immobilise

  13. [verb] anesthetize by cold

  14. [verb] suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"


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